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With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the language of the free lunch counter Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century Now fifty years after Mencken’s death the Johns Ho. This is a pretty remarkable book particularly because it is presented as nothing than a rambling recollection loosely arranged into topical groupings Like most memoirs written by white men before say the eighteen or nineteen nineties it is replete with jaw dropping statements about race and other races in the form of both the expected prejudices as well as one or two intimations of a jarring broad mindedness This made the book difficult to appreciate objectively and generally added to the feeling that while a first class writer HL Mencken would probably be an insupportable bore if you were to be stuck in an elevator with his resurrected soul That and he is clearly a blowhard But a self aware one with a well developed sense of humor philosophy and psychology to make him very enjoyable company when you as the reader get to dictate the length of your encounters Geschichten aus Latexia very enjoyable company when you as the reader get to dictate the length of your encounters

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Aper Work Minority Report and A Second Mencken ChrestomathyMost of these autobiographical writings first appeared in the New Yorker Here Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Balti of the 1880s. Believe it or not Mencken actually had a happy childhood and he records it here His humor is all there minus the biting criticism His vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the way he puts words together is so delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly every page And it gives a very instructive picture of what growing up in nineteenth century Balti was like Delightful read Geschichten aus Latexia vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the way he puts words together is so delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly every page And it gives a Mating Flight very instructive picture of what growing up in nineteenth century Balti was like Delightful read

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Pkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics Happy Days Heathen Days Newspaper Days Prejudices Treatise on the Gods On Politics Thirty Five Years of Newsp. 449 stars First of three volumes of his memoirs This covers his childhood in Balti Very funny and lots of interesting information about life in the 19th Century Identity volumes of his memoirs This covers his childhood in Balti Very funny and lots of interesting information about life in the 19th Century


10 thoughts on “Happy Days Mencken's Autobiography 1880 1892 Bumcombe Collection

  1. says:

    Great readingA man who knew what words meant describing scenes of his happy and prosperous childhood Told with wit and ironic nostalgia but most of all told with unblinking honestyFair Warning What will appall those who have

  2. says:

    This is a pretty remarkable book particularly because it is presented as nothing than a rambling recollection loosely arranged into topical gro

  3. says:

    The first installment of what became his Days trilogy Happy Days is Mencken’s memoir of his childhood in Balti during the 1880s and 90s If

  4. says:

    This is an amazing book about the life and times of HL Mencken in Balti during the 1880's Aspects of life and living that we do not know of or think of nowadays no phones no tv no automobilesno texting tweetingback when kids played outside until dark games that I had heard of and forgotten about it leap frog for instance H

  5. says:

    449 stars First of three volumes of his memoirs This covers his childhood in Balti Very funny and lots of interesting information about life in the 19th Century

  6. says:

    Mencken's childhood memories are wonderful for two chief reasons as excavations of the lost world of comfortable German American Baltians of the 1880s and for the incredible vigor that HLM got into his proseHLM is I think notable fo

  7. says:

    I felt little sympathy if that's the word for our narrator throughout Or perhaps it was a lack of admiration Still the book felt complete and I somewhat warmed to his character in the last 10 pages or so Memoirs or at least proper memoirs of the traditional style are a bit of a mystery to me I simply haven't read many or any that I recall

  8. says:

    Finished it and loved it Not as densely written as Notes on Democracy so an easier lighter read Can't wait to see what unfolds I bought it used on line and turned out to be a first edition Unfortunately unsigned but nice t

  9. says:

    Believe it or not Mencken actually had a happy childhood and he records it here His humor is all there minus the biting criticism His vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the way he puts words together is so delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly every page And it gives a very i

  10. says:

    Absolutely delightful first volume of Mencken's autobiography A caustic wit never appeared in the history of American journalism This volume of the trilogy traces what can only be described as an idyllic childhood in late nineteenth century Balti The pages turn themselves and the events and people are described with a love that even his world famous biting satire cannot hide He is a curmudgeon's curmudgeon